DR. DAVID BARACK
Dr. Barack studied Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University, before being accepted to the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry in 1978. After completing his doctoral studies, Dr. Barack opted to pursue further education in the field of Periodontics, completing a residency at University of Illinois at Chicago in 1984. He received his Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology in 1991. While at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Barack served as an Assistant Clinical Professor for the College of Dentistry from 1983 to 1995.
While in private practice since 1984, Dr. Barack incorporated implant surgical techniques into his practice beginning with training in the Bränemark Implant System at the University of Texas in San Antonio in 1987. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Barack has volunteered his time to the homeless population of Chicagoland and has traveled as far as Honduras to provide dental care to underserved areas.
Dr. Barack has focused his periodontal practice to implant surgery and supportive reconstructive surgical procedures. Since 1984, he has refined surgical techniques related to esthetic implant results and the immediate provisionalization of dental implants for the edentulous arches. In addition to his teaching duties at the University Of Illinois – College Of Dentistry, Dr. Barack has lectured across the country on implant and periodontal surgical techniques.
In his spare time, Dr. Barack enjoys exercising and playing billiards. In the past, Dr. Barack studied Martial Arts and has a black belt in karate!FUN FACT: Dr. Barack has a black belt in karate.
DR. CHANDER S. GUPTA, DMD, MS
Dr. Chander Gupta is excited to join the Old Orchard Periodontics Family! A native of the North Shore, Dr. Gupta grew up in Highland Park, studied Economics at Northwestern University and received his dental degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He then further enhanced his education by completing a residency in Periodontology and Oral Implantology at Temple University, where he received training in all aspects of periodontal therapy, with a particular emphasis on the soft and hard tissue reconstruction for dental implant rehabilitation.
A firm believer in the multi-disciplinary approach to treatment options, Dr. Gupta focuses on working with all dentists to best treat his patients in a minimally invasive manner. He takes pride in treating his patients and his colleagues as if they were friends or family.
Dr. Gupta met his wife, Farah while at Northwestern and together they live in Chicago with their beloved maltipoo, Charlie. In his spare time, Dr. Gupta enjoys exploring the vibrant Chicago culinary scene with his wife (and dog!), spending time with ¬¬friends and family, and supporting his Chicago sports teams.